A LOCAL Children’s Hospice has announced that its new patron is Simon Webbe, of boyband Blue.
The singer, who has won two Brit Awards and sold over 17 million records with Blue and as a solo artist, has become a Patron of Little Havens to help raise awareness of the charity and the vital care it offers to the local community.
The Hospice provides specialist care and support for babies, children and young people living with complex or incurable conditions from Essex and the surrounding boroughs.
Most of the babies, children and young people the charity cares for have conditions that limit their life expectancy, making it even more important for them and their families to make every day of their lives together count.
Mr Webbe said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be asked to be a Patron for Little Havens.
“Webbe Industries have been working with the charity for four years now and we have had the opportunity to see first-hand how much work goes into running a place like Little Havens and their amazing facilities and staff.”
Mr Webbe joins the charity alongside his wife, Creative Director of Webbe Industries and Essex-based Mummy Blogger, Ayshen Webbe.
Alyssa Gomes, aged 13, is supported by Little Havens and was at the hospice with her mum Lynette to meet the Webbes at a special get-together.
Lynette Gomes said: “It was lovely speaking to Simon and Ayshen when they visited.
“Little Havens is so important to us and many other families, so it’s great to hear they want to help raise awareness and money for the charity.
“Simon was wonderful with all the children and families, taking time to talk to everyone individually and have photos taken. My inner 20-year-old was also happy to meet someone whose music I’ve sung and danced to many times.”
In their roles as Patron and Ambassador, Mr and Mrs Webb will help to raise the profile of the charity and be spokespersons for the work it does.
They will be visiting the families the hospice cares for and will continue to support and fundraise for the charity, at their upcoming Webbe Industries 2023 Gala in October.
Find out more about Havens Hospices at: havenshospices.org.uk
To purchase tickets for the Gala, please visit: tickettailor.com/events/webbeindustriesmanagementltd/935905.
Picture: Simon and Ayshen meet some of the Litte Havens family.
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